A round of 18 holes remains in the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, and the champion seems to be determined.
Tiger Woods set himself apart from the competition Friday and maintained that position on a sun-splashed Saturday with a 2-under-par 68 at Firestone Country Club.
Woods’ 68 came one day after matching the South Course record with a 9-under 61 in the rain. He enters the final round Sunday at 15 under (66-61-68), 7 shots ahead of his nearest competitor in a field that includes 73 golfers.
Woods’ play was far from perfect Saturday, but it was also not a disaster. His goals Saturday were simple — post a score under par and put himself in a prime spot to win his eighth tournament in Akron.
“I didn’t quite have it, but I scored,” Woods said. “That’s the name of the game, posting a number, and I did today. Grinded my way around that golf course today. It was playing a little blustery.”